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Osprey catching fish

Johan T. du Toit and Nathalie Pettorelli

Rewilding means different things to different people but in applied ecology it...

Badger being released by ZSL staff after sampling and vaccination

The Godfray Review provides a welcome reminder to all sides of just where the weight of evidence lies.

Male wartbiter on grass stem
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Over the summer, ZSL colleagues collaborated with Natural England and associated specialists to determine the long term success of two of ZSL’s...

A giraffe sticking it's tongue out
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ZSL PhD student and author Daniella Rabaiotti is bringing together some of the UKs top names in zoology writing and broadcasting for a book event...

IoZ researchers at the Polar Fish Trade Fair

It was with some trepidation that I went to Greenland for the Polar Fish Trade Fair. What were a bunch of...

Biogeographic realms
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With the recent publication of the Living Planet Report 2018 there have been some stark headlines about the decline in wildlife populations...

Badger lying in field of flowers
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Across the west of England, culls are happening across a larger and larger area, in a programme that Natural England itself described as “reducing...

A diseased Lissotriton boscai on a towel
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Recent findings that the salamander-eating chytrid fungus known as Bsal is widespread in the private amphibian trade has further heightened...

Euastacus bindal. A very threatened species of crayfish. Photo: Diana-Angelique Virkki

We are not the only species to feel the impact of our changing climate. Just last week, we published our latest research on the climate change...

aedes aegypti mosquito
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While health measures such as mosquito controls and trade restrictions are taken during disease outbreaks, scientists from ZSL’s (Zoological...

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Working for Wildlife

Ever wondered what a typical day as a zookeeper looks like, or what it's like to be a videographer at ZSL? Now you can find out!

Artefact of the month

Every month, one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the Month.

Wild About Magazine

Read extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

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Chagos Expedition

The Chagos archipelago is a rare haven for marine biodiversity. Hear from the team about our projects to protect the environments in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

Nelson's Island Expedition

ZSL Institute of Zoology researchers are embarking on an exciting fieldwork expedition to Nelson’s Island in the Chagos Archipelago. Throughout the month, the team will share their research and experiences on an uninhabited tropical island!

Asia Conservation Programme

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines. Read the latest updates on our conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

An Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.